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Laura Yáñez Espinosa

Personal Data:
Academic Degree:  PhD Degree
SNI Level:  II
SCOPUS ID: 6506684093
ORBIS ID: n70888
Institutional Data:
Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering
Research Unit: Research Institute of Desert Areas

Office address: Altair 200 Fracc. del Llano CP. 78377 San Luis Potosí
Phone number: (+52) 4448422359
Ext.: 118
  1. PhD Degree in Ph.D. Postgraduate College in Agricultural Sciences
    Colegio de Posgraduados
  2. Master's Degree in M.Sc. Postgraduate College in Agricultural Sciences
    Colegio de Postgraduados en Ciencias Agrícolas
  3. Bachelor's Degree in Forest Engineer Chapingo Autonomous University
    Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo
The research I perform is in the area of ​​functional ecology, which consists in identifying which process, activity or function each species plays and how these individual contributions help the ecosystem function as a whole. In this approach, the physiological, anatomical and life history characteristics of the species are emphasized. I am currently working with species of rare, threatened or endangered succulent plants that grow in San Luis Potosí, mainly cacti and cycads, since they are species with very specific environmental requirements and little studied with this approach, very little is known about their relevance in the ecosystems they inhabit. Also, I am collaborating in research on the effects of potentially toxic elements in plants in arid and semi-arid zones, basically in their physiology and anatomy, in order to determine their tolerance or adaptation to these elements and therefore if they can be used for phytoremediation.
Personal Researchs Interest
  1. Functional plant anatomy
  2. Functional ecology
Research Interests of Research Group
  1. Interacciones biológicas de Dioon edule LIndl. (Zamiaceae) con fauna en Tamasopo, SLP: depredación y dispersión de semillas
    27/04/2018 - 04/04/2019
    Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí